Category Archives: January-February 2016

3/7 – On Specific Questions Regarding Integral Geography

Feature Articles / January-February 2016

Milana Ragulina

Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin

In this essay I want to discuss several specific questions that are important for me as a scholar-researcher who wants to continue applying the integral methodology in my own work.

The first question is related to the specificity of Siberia—a region which is non-homologous and full of contrasts in terms of its nature and culture—and its being a premise for efficiency of applying Integral Theory. One could draw inspiration from Russian polyculturality …

3/7 – Integral Education (in Siberia)

Feature Articles / January-February 2016

Diana Belotserkovskaya

Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin

Education is the initiation of a human being into his or her own innermost nature; the Force which originates in “an infinite potential-in-potentiality,” given to an individual at birth due to the nature of his or her origination from the unitive primordial principle, the infinite Force. Education plays a leading role in the evolution of humanity, fostering the flowering of the potential Force of the Higher Nature of each and every human

3/7 – Leadership Quotes from Alexander Chizhevsky and Alexander Malakhov

Leadership Quote / January-February 2016

We are accustomed to holding a gross and narrow anti-philosophical view on life as a result of random play of only Earth-bound forces. This is, most certainly, wrong. Life as we see now is, to a far greater extent, a cosmic phenomenon, rather than only Earth-based. It was created by the influence of creative dynamics of cosmos onto inert material of Earth. It lives through the dynamics of those forces, and each and every beat of this organic pulsation is

1/18 – Russian Enigma: Guest Editor’s Reflections

Leading Comments / January-February 2016

Eugene Pustoshkin

Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone . . .
Fyodor Tyutchev (1803–1873), a poet

Russia is enigmatic mystery. It is full of paradoxes, contrasts, and opposites, a kind of simultaneous divergence of the opposites and coincidentia oppositorum, the country of both dissociation-fragmentation and the thirst for wholeness, healing, and transcendence.

Here, very rich coincide with very poor, scarcity of spirit coincides with spiritual abundance, damnation of souls with revival of spirit. It is the …

1/18 – Cultural Landscape: An Integral Perspective

Book Reviews / January-February 2016

Milana Vladimirovna Ragulina. Cultural Landscape: An Integral Perspective. (In Russian: Kul’turniy landshaft: integral’niy vzglyad). Ulyanovsk: Zebra, 2015. The book is available for free in Russian at

Eugene Pustoshkin and Alexander Malakhov

Milana Ragulina. Kultirny landshaft - Cultural Landscape An Integral Perspective

Milana Vladimirovna Ragulina, PhD in Geographical Sciences, Doktor Geographicheskikh Nauk; leading research scientist at the Laboratory of Resource Management and Political Geography of the V. B. Sochava Institute of Geography SB of Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkutsk, Russia).


This book is concerned with an …

1/18 – Psychonetics: A Russian Corpus of Psychotechnologies

Feature Articles / January-February 2016

Oleg Bakhtiyarov (Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin)

Today the entire corpus of psychotechniques is so vast that one could find practices aimed at both resolving psychological, social or medical problems and developing supranormative skills necessary for performing extreme tasks in operational or intellectual activities. There are also, however, non-pragmatic motivations such as the drive towards understanding oneself, the World and Being. A significant portion of non-pragmatic practices is aimed at attaining interior freedom and non-contingency of consciousness upon …

1/18 – Who benefits from vertical development in Russia today?

Feature Articles / January-February 2016

Anastasia Nekrasova and Irina Smirnova

An expanded individual: an end or a means?

Coaching in Russia is a relatively new field. Although in its cradle, developmental coaching awakes curiosity – it seems to have powers to transform people and systems. How do those coaches use this power? Who benefits from the transformations they induce?

This article arose from observing a pattern within the coaching practice in Russia: we coaches seem to be more comfortable working with clients outside their organisational …

1/18 – A Russian Immigrant’s Experience at One of America’s Liberal Arts Programs and His Attempt at Making It More Integral

Feature Articles / January-February 2016

George Koupatadze

Background & the Context

My story is that of a typical immigrant.  My family and I decided to immigrate to the United States from Russia during the time of great turmoil in our home country – after the Soviet Union collapsed and together with it – our familiar way of life.  As the country was looking for new ways of existence and governance, its people were desperately trying to adapt to the new socio-economic realities that had become …